2nd Lt Rual W. Bell
Class: 44-D-SE
Graduation Date:  4/15/1944
Unit: 332th Fighter Group, 100th Fighter Squadron
Service # T62809

Excerpts from The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History: 1939-1949 Pages 183 and 193

October 14, 1944

The 332nd Fighter Group escorted B-24s of the 49BW on a raid against the Odertal Oil Refineries in Germany. Flight Officer Rual W. Bell of the 100th Fighter Group was seen to parachute out of his P-51C after engine trouble over Yugoslavia. Bell returned on October 23 after having evaded enemy forces in Yugoslavia for nine days.

March 31, 1945

The 332nd Fighter Group conducted a fighter sweep and strafing mission against railroad and other targets in the Munich area of southern Germany. During the mission, 12 members of the group shot down a total of 13 enemy airplanes, including FW-190s and Me-109s. The victors included 1st Lt Robert W. Williams, who shot down two FW-190s and Maj William A. Campbell, 1st Lts Roscoe C. Brown, Earl R. Lane, and Daniel L. Rich, 2nd Lts Rual W. Bell, Thomas P. Braswell, John W. Davis, James L. Hall, Hugh J. White, and Bertram W. Wilson Jr., and Flight Officer John H. Lyle, who each shot down one enemy aircraft.

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